Post assembly

By Jerry Chevalier

Pit Droid #2 getting ready to work on R2D2 for Celebration5.  This Pit droid is a little different than Pit Droid #1 in that his hands have cups to allow for puppeteering actions and the base of his head has a place for servo horn to allow for head rotation left and right (not up and down). The up and down would have to be manual at this point unless I redid the neck base which I don’t want to do at this time. It will be great to put the wireless camera in and hook it up to the iPhone using the Air Cam app on iPhone. I just need to have a wireless router that I can connect to and it will work just fine. If we can have access to that at C5 we can have visual security for the room when we are not present.

 Depending on your preference and color scene you are going for, I wanted a different look for my Pit Droids. Pit Droid #1 was all rust colored with some black debris/dirt, etc. This one is a 2 tone red primer/flat brown with scratch marks and will have simulated dirt/mud via watercolor paints and will also have decals on his head plate like some of the droids did in Episode 1. I decided to take my droid to work on April 1st for a little fun. One of the nice things about a Pit Droid other than that they are pose-able, is that they are kind of “cute”. He was an instant hit!

5 Responses to Post assembly

  1. Adriaan

    Can the pit droid walk and talk and can you get me a link to the site where you bought it?

  2. Jerry Chevalier

    they can be puppeted to simulate walking but they cant do it on their own. They can stand on their own and can be posed into any position.

  3. Amber J

    Couldn’t they be wired up to walk and talk, though, if you did it very carefully? I just sent an message to Mardon using the e-mail address in your first comment posts on this page. Twisted from the Mando Mercs posted a pic of this little guy in CV. I recognize him by the Aurabesh on his dome as well as the paint job. I’d been talking about building a literally DUM pit droid and then find your site through Google. The joy with these little guys is even if you program them stupidly, they’re still in character. Even when or if they run into a wall.

  4. Team Cyborg

    This Pit Droid is absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to get one! I sent an email to Mardon, but so far I have not had a reply. Does he have a website? Also, how much do these cute little guys cost?

    By the way, was it hard painting the Pit Droid? I can’t tell what kind of paint or primer you used. I love the read/brown coloration!

    A camera inside of the Pit Droid, along with side-to-side head rotation? Absolute genius! No one will know that it is a security system! At this rate, we will have REAL walking and talking Pit Droids all over the world…wonderful!

    May the Republic fall,

    The Generaless~

  5. Jerry Chevalier

    easy to paint. make sure you use soap with acryllic paint to get the grease effect.

 
 

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